Prior to his passing, the last Soundgarden album Chris Cornell worked on was 2012’s King Animal; that said, there are other recordings the late singer took part in before his death, and those previously unreleased recordings are now going to be shared with the world.
Per a post uploaded to social media, the surviving members of Soundgarden and Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky Cornell have agreed to release the final songs that the late singer was working on with the band.
Per the statement that was uploaded:
“Soundgarden and Vicky Cornell, on behalf of the Estate of Chris Cornell, are happy to announce they have reached an amicable out of court resolution.
“The reconciliation marks a new partnership between the two parties, which will allow Soundgarden fans around the world to hear the final songs that the band and Chris were working on.
“The two parties are united and coming together to propel, honor, and build upon Soundgarden’s incredible mark on music history – as one of the greatest songwriters and vocalists of all time.”
Prior to making this decision to work together, the relationship between the surviving members of Soundgarden and Vicky Cornell was strained, to say the least.
A couple of times in the past Vicky Cornell sued the band. In one instance dating back to 2019, Cornell sued Soundgarden for the rights to seven unreleased recordings created prior to Chris Cornell’s death; she also alleged that the band owed Cornell’s estate money. At a later time, she sued the band again, this matter being related to the buyout price of her stake in Soundgarden.
However, it appears all those past issues are now water under the bridge, for Cornell and Soundgarden seem to be on good enough terms that they will be releasing Chris Cornell’s final recordings. How excited are you to hear these previously unreleased Soundgarden songs? Below you will find other Soundgarden-related stories.
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